It’s Mystery Month 2018!

A week from now, Booklist will embark on our most exciting ritual: Mystery Month! This year marks the ninth annual, month-long celebration of all things mysterious.

This Thursday, April 26, we’ll host the first of two Mystery Month webinars at 1pm CST. Annie Bostrom, Booklist’s associate editor of adult books, will preview forthcoming mysteries, thrillers, and espionage novels for adult readers from sponsors HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin Random House, Severn House, and SOHO. Register here. The second, “New Voices in Crime Fiction,” is happening on May 22 and hosted by Booklist executive editor Keir Graff and will feature representatives sponsors Books on Tape/Listening Library, Calexia, Crooked Lane, and Sourcebooks. You can register for that here.

On Tuesday, May 1, The Booklist Reader will start rolling out our online-exclusive Mystery Month coverage. This year, we’ve got a bunch of interviews, including one with noted absurdist Christopher Moore about Noir, his latest book and loving piss-take of the august genre. We’re bringing back “Clues to My Crime,” where authors dish on the places and things that inspired their latest books; learn what makes Abir Mukherjee, Owen Laukkanen, and Elly Griffiths tick. And the miscreants at Calexia Press will submit to our Small Press Lineup. This year’s rogue’s gallery is a great one—stay tuned!

We here at Booklist have been toiling away—between crime sprees, that is. Our writers and editors are bringing you everything from the best television detectives to true-crime podcast read-alikes. (Confidential to Murderinos: look out!) And there’s so, so much more!

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Eugenia Williamson is the Associate Editor of Digital Products at Booklist. She worked in bookstores for twelve years, reviews books for The Boston Globe, and writes about books, culture, and politics for several other publications. Follow her on Twitter at @Booklist_Genie.

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